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Today's News

  • Talks of unionization, collective bargaining premature

    When Jefferson County consolidated its law enforcement agencies and fire departments into one central dispatching center, it expected growing pains.

    Jeffcom 911, the consolidated center housed at West Metro Fire Rescue in Lakewood, provides services to eight member agencies and supports an additional 14, including the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, Evergreen Fire/Rescue, Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District and Indian Hills Fire Rescue. In doing so, it required dispatchers from different sized centers with varying cultures and protocols to join forces.

  • Bailey’s LifeBridge Food Pantry serves those in need

    Every Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, cans, fresh produce, meat, dairy and bread line the walls of LifeBridge Food Pantry in Bailey, waiting for those in need to step inside.

    But the work begins long before customers arrive. Volunteers begin early Friday morning by driving down the hill to collect food from various grocery stores. Then they return to the food pantry to sort and stock the shelves. By late afternoon, they’re ready to serve.

  • Proposal for 275 homes met with opposition

    More than 100 Conifer residents packed Conifer High School on Monday night to protest a rezoning proposal that could bring 275 homes to 47 acres on Light Lane behind Safeway.

    Residents voiced concern about several issues, including water, fire and traffic. Not one of the speakers favored the development.

  • Triple threat: Tucker Lack breaks Conifer’s 3-point record

    It seems like nobody can hold a boys basketball 3-point shooting record for long at Conifer High School.

    On Thursday night at Englewood High School, junior guard Tucker Lack’s offensive game exploded as he made nine 3’s en route to 33 points, breaking the school’s record. The Lobos won the game 68-45.

    Lack attributed his success to the chemistry he and his teammates share.

  • Triple threat:Tucker Lack breaks Conifer’s 3-point record

    It seems like nobody can hold a boys basketball 3-point shooting record for long at Conifer High School.

    On Thursday night at Englewood High School, junior guard Tucker Lack’s offensive game exploded as he made nine 3’s en route to 33 points, breaking the school’s record. The Lobos won the game 68-45.

    Lack attributed his success to the chemistry he and his teammates share.

  • Evergreen boys drop OT heartbreaker

    EVERGREEN — Brett Bokelman was almost the hero Evergreen boys basketball needed. In the end, however, he couldn’t make his shot.

    With 0.8 seconds remaining on Jan. 23, the Cougars — ranked No. 14 per CHSAANow.com — had one chance to defeat No. 11 Wheat Ridge at home. Evergreen inbounded the ball to Bokelman who, from just outside the arc in the corner, threw up a Hail Mary, and it hit the side of the backboard. The Cougars lost 56-55 in overtime.

  • Lobo boys lose zone game against Skyview

    THORNTON — In a battle of the bigs on Jan. 22 at Skyview High School, the Conifer boys basketball team couldn’t get into the zone as it lost to the Wolverines, 37-33.

    After a strong first half, the Lobos faltered in the third quarter. The Wolverines shifted into a 2-3 zone and disrupted Conifer’s shooting. The Lobos eventually figured it out in the fourth but couldn’t recover from their offense’s absence the frame before.

  • Stealing away: Conifer girls basketball gets big win against Englewood

    CONIFER — Amid a tough season with plenty of growing pains, the Conifer girls basketball team found a reason to rejoice on Thursday on its home floor.

    In a hard-fought court clash with Englewood, the Lobos earned their third win, 42-34. Everything they had been working toward all season had finally come together.

  • Youthful Huskies ‘coming along’ after double dual

    EVERGREEN — Wins are difficult to come by for the Platte Canyon Huskies wrestling team, but the experience is invaluable.

    “We’re coming along,” Platte Canyon head coach Gary Rhoads said. “It’s a little slow. The team is a little bit smaller, but we have a tough middle school (program), a tough youth club. Hopefully, here in the next year or two we’ll be back with the numbers and be a little more competitive.”

  • Bounce-back win helps Eagles fly up standings

    By Rich Allen

    For the Courier

    ARVADA — Consistency was the focus for the Dakota Ridge hockey team on Jan. 22 at the Apex Center, giving the Eagles a much-needed win over Ralston Valley 4-2.

    The Eagles entered the game following a rollercoaster return from winter break. They started with another 4-2 win. But the next three games — a win then two losses — were all decided by no less than six goals. The team’s top lines were decimated by injuries, and the Eagles got more than comfortable in the penalty box.